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Employment at RHMS

We are an Equal Opportunity Employment (EOE). All qualified applicants will receive consideration without discrimination because of sex, marital status, race, age, creed, national origin or the presence of disabilities as defined by the EEOC below. False or misleading statements during an interview and/or on the application form are grounds for terminating the application process or, if discovered after employment, terminating employment. Employment at RHMS will be based on results of your fingerprint check.  A record of any kind will prevent you from obtaining employment at RHMS. Additional testing on job related skills may be required prior to employment. Submitted applications will remain active for four months.

To submit an application for employment at RHMS, simply print the application form (below),complete the form, and mail it to:

Richard Hardy Memorial School 1620 Hamilton Avenue South Pittsburg, TN 37380

The Richard City Special School District (RCSSD) Plan for Hiring Teachers Working with English Learners

Job Agreement

All teachers of any language instruction program for English Learners (ELs) need to be fluent and competent in the four domains of language assessed by the English Language Proficiency Assessment: reading, writing, speaking and listening. If personnel has been previously hired 
without these skills, the district needs to offer help to build the needed fluency.

A teacher’s fluency in listening and speaking could be documented and evaluated during the interview process. Perhaps one person in the interview could be responsible for noting listening mistakes, miscues, grammar and syntax mistakes, and judge the level of fluency for
both speech and listening.

Reading may be evaluated through the reading and responses that show understanding of the application process. Reading may be satisfied through the college transcript if from an English speaking university. The district may also use a shelf reading comprehension assessment.

Writing fluency is more difficult to ensure. Unless the application requires a writing sample, the district might encourage a 15 to 20 minutes writing sample during the teacher interview. Ideally the topic will vary. This sample is best done on site so that the interviewee will have no
outside editing.

The exact requirement from the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 is:

“TEACHER ENGLISH FLUENCY – Each eligible entity receiving a subgrant under section 3114 shall include in its plan a certification that all teacher in any language instruction educational program for limited English proficient child that is, or will be, funded under this are fluent in English and any other language used for instruction, including having written and oral communications skills.” [3116 (c)]

The district may also have an assessment designed or contract with an outside agency for this screening. The district needs to decide if this is to be used only with English as a Second Language (ESL) teachers or with all hires.